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Meet our Internet of Things leaders

A connected team

Our Internet of Things leadership team can help organizations across all industries unlock the value of connected devices.

Andy Daecher, IoT Chief Solution Architect, Deloitte Digital

Andy Daecher is a principal who co-leads the firm’s cross-industry Internet of Things practice, helping clients develop innovative solutions utilizing connected technologies to increase enterprise value. He has worked in the hi-tech industry for more than 25 years advising clients on the strategic use of technology to optimize their businesses. Andy specializes in advising executives on the practical applications of emerging technologies, effective management of IT organizations, and execution of complex, transformational, technology enabled projects.

Robert Schmid, IoT Chief Technologist, Deloitte Digital

Robert Schmid is a managing director co-leading the Internet of Things practice. Also known as “Mr. IoT,” he is a pragmatically audacious executive with more than 20 years of experience helping companies break into the digital age. Robert follows his passion in all things digital including IoT, wearables, social, mobile, and cloud computing. He works with clients from strategy through pilots to implementations, creating value in a new and challenging area. He leads Deloitte’s strategic alliance with PTC Thingworx and is a frequent author and public speaker.

Ashish Verma, IoT Analytics Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ashish Verma is a director with over 17 years of management consulting experience helping Fortune 100 companies build solutions that focus on solving complex business problems related to realizing the value of information assets within an enterprise. He leads the Big Data Analytics and Innovation and Architecture initiatives for Deloitte Consulting, building offerings for selected use cases with vendor partners. Ashish is a frequent speaker author on the topic of overcoming Information Integration and Management challenges.

Internet of Things sector sponsors

Steve Shepley
Marty Hartigan
John Celi
Life Sciences & Healthcare
Jim Hendrickson
Power and Utilities
Rana Sen
Smart Cities
Mark Price
Smart Cities
Damon Vaccaro
Oil and Gas
Andrew Dinsdale
Tracie Kambies
Consumer Products and Retail
Brett Bonthron
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Irfan Saif
Cyber Risk Services 
Arun Perinkolam
Cyber Risk Services 
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